Mandatory Activities

Updated April 2017

Freshmen & Sophomore
Compulsory Courses

Speaking courses (Communication Basic & English Production)

  • English Lounge: 12 visits in the spring; 11 visits in the fall
    • April 10th, 17th, 24th
    • May 8th, 15th, 22nd
    • June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
    • July 3rd, 10th
    • September 25th
    • October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
    • November 20th, 27th
    • December 4th, 11th, 18th
    • January 15th

Reading courses (English Comprehension and Communication Core)

  • Extensive reading (with graded readers) to reach the word count prescribed in the extensive reading chart (below).  
  • Advising: Teachers require students to attend at least 2, 25-minute advising sessions each semester in the Plaza as a part of their grade.

Writing courses (Basic Writing)

  • Extensive writing (non-textbook related writing in or out of class for at least 30 minutes/week
  • Examples of this writing include:
  • Journal writing: given topics, free writing
  • Poetry writing
  • Short story writing
  • Class exit writing (eg. What did you learn today?)

Listening courses (Communication Basic)

  • Extensive listening of at least 30 minutes outside of class per week (e.g. English Central, http://www.elllo.org)

Updated April 2017

Elective Courses

Advanced Reading / Writing Courses

  • Extensive Reading & Academic Advising is optional and up to the discretion of individual instructors. 

Advanced Listening/Speaking Courses

  • Extensive listening and English Lounge are optional and up to the discretion of individual instructors. 

Updated April 2017

Extensive Reading at TIU

ER spring-requirements New


ER fall-requirements New